bits of inspiration – #60.

It would seem that the theme of this week (or at least the last couple days) is hanging floral installations! In a moment of serendipity, I saw today that @leslievilleflea tweeted an article where lifestyle blogger Anne Sage breaks down how to create these whimsical hanging floral pieces. The article suggests creating a hanging installation in place of cut flowers on a table to free up more space for food. I have to say I really love this idea for anyone who has exposed beams in their home. And incidentally, this perfectly reflects back on my last post about floral installation artist Rebecca Louise Law.

See the full DIY tutorial on Design Sponge.

Photography by Carley Rudd, courtesy of

bits of inspiration – #59.

Last week, Homes and Gardens published a brief interview with installation artist, Rebecca Louise Law. Rebecca is a London-based artist who creates incredible installation exhibits made mostly from flowers. Since reading the article, I’ve spent some time searching around the internet for photos of her installations and I am in such awe of her talent and the beauty she creates through natural materials. Read the interview with Rebecca on

Photo courtesy of Bikini Berlin

58.2Photo courtesy of Bikini Berlin

pairing modern chairs with vintage tables.

Last summer I upcycled a small table that my aunt had in storage. The table has two leaves that fold out so that it can comfortable seat 4 but can also be used as a buffet table when the leaves are down. Here’s a photo for reference:


When I moved a month ago I had big plans for using this table (leaves out) as a little dining table in our new apartment. I spent a lot of time thinking about what chairs should accompany it and I was really excited for the opportunity to execute one of my favorite styles – pairing vintage and modern pieces. In the end, the table didn’t quite fit in the space the way I had hoped so this dream will have to be shelved for our next move. In the process of trying to decide on the right set of dining chairs I collected a bunch of images for inspiration that I thought I’d share anyway. Scroll down to see some of my favorite examples of modern chairs paired with vintage-style tables from around the web.

Architectural Digest Russia


Crush Cul de Sac

The Decorista

Design Sponge

Design Sponge


Rue Magazine

Rue Magazine

Her New Tribe